Going for the Brazilian Blowout
Like 99.9% of the Oprah Winfrey-watching population, I heard about the negative publicity surrounding the Brazilian Blowout. Strangely enough, people seem to object to the fact that the Brazilian Blowout contains formaldehyde, which is normally used to embalm the dead.
Do you really want that in your hair? How dangerous is the Brazilian Blowout and are you putting your health at risk in the quest for perfect hair? Now, you don’t have to; you can get the perfect Brazilian Blowout without any formaldehyde. The hairstylist I spoke to who performed the Brazilian Blowout Zero (the plant-based Brazilian Blowout) said that the results were close to the same, but that the Keratin-based Brazilian blowout didn’t last quite as long. Both cost the same.
I asked the same hairstylist about how she felt about actual Brazilian Blowouts. She replied that Brazilian Blowouts can cause some stinging at the scalp, but that most of the risk of the formaldehyde being released is to the hairstylists themselves because they are around the chemicals continually. From her point of view, the media is overblowing the danger of the Brazilian Blowout as the majority of salon products contain harmful chemicals. What did she have to say about the results of the Brazilian Blowout? She then said that she had never had a product with better results than the Brazilian Blowout; everyone she gave it to was satisfied with their results.
Nail polish also commonly contains formaldehyde and more nail salons are attempting to find alternatives to nail polish with formaldehyde. Despite all of the recent adverse publicity about the Brazilian Blowout, the popularity of the Brazilian Blowout continues to be unrivalled, even among others who have tried different hair straightening treatments.
While some may claim that hair straightening is an expensive luxury, to anyone who has had to deal with frizzy, unmanageable hair for most of their lives, it’s definitely an option to consider seriously.
Many websites offer reviews on the both the dangers and the benefits of a Brazilian Blowout. Some of the most interesting things I saw were videos of actual Brazilian Blowout-getters who either took before and after videos or put videos up after they washed their hair. Everyone who posted on You-Tube seemed 100% satisfied with their decision to get a Brazlian Blowout.
As a result of all of the positive attention on the Brazilian Blowout, I decided to get one, too. Read all about my own experiences with a Brazilian Blowout in Brazilian Blowouts: My Personal Experience.